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>> that was mike. >> temperatures will be climbing into the low 90s by noon and a mix of clouds and sunshine. this afternoon we'll be in the upper 80s by 5:00 thanks to a couple of thunderstorms in spots especially south and southeast of washington. had the big storms yesterday afternoon and evening into pennsylvania. this is 5:00. ohio, west virginia. it came in and it got some areas north of town even northern maryland. but they never quite made it to d.c. and that's okay. this morning we're watching just a few light sprinkles here coming out of west virginia trying to get to winchester and frederick this morning. but other than a sprinkle or two really there's not much going on. temps in the low to mid-70s north. still 78 in d.c. and annapolis. it's 76 at the patuxent river naval air station. highs today into the lower to mid 90s and that's better than yesterday's 100. monika samtani good friday morning just after 5:00. you know that's right. there are absolutely no issues to report at all right now.
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all of your lanes are open on your major thoroughfares we have no major accidents to report. or construction as well. all that's been cleared up too. no issues on the beltway. college park in to silver spring. a live look right there at georgia avenue traffic is moving well. no accidents to report like yesterday morning on 270 coming in from frederick, back to the maps this time route 50 is looking good as well from the bay bridge to cheverly inside the beltway all of your northeast corridor thoroughfares look great as well. a live look outside once again too. route 50 at sandy point. everything is running smoothly come off the bridge span. to the beach we will be back in a few minutes. just about 5:02 now. this morning a warning when it comes to going to the gas station and filling up your tank. >> prince george's county police say a string of women have had their purses stolen from their cars at gas stations and all caught on tape. our delia goncalves is lye at one of the -- live at one of
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the gas stations in capital heights, good morning delia. >> reporter: good morning jessica you know this is a warning that you hear very often. however, unfortunately with the summer heat, lots of people let their guards down and so this is yet another warning out there for women. this is the wawa on the 1400 block of hampton park boulevard here in capital heights. police say this is just one of the four gas stations tarted by these brazen robbers. let's take a look at the surveillance video taken from a recent purse snapping that happened on -- snatching that happened on wednesday at 6:00 in the evening. this is from a gas station on sheriff road. in the surveillance video you can see the suspect's black mercedes suv circling the pump when suddenly the passenger from that suspect's vehicle leaps into an open window of the victim's car and steals her purse. we spoke to another victim who did not want to be on camera.
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here's what she had to say. >> by the time i got out of the car i saw someone jumping in the passenger seat of the car. i looked and it was a guy bent over scooping my stuff out. i jumped back into the car. unfortunately we struggled across the seat and he did make it out. >> i keep my remote in my hand. i lock my door when i leave out and as soon as i get in i lock my door again. >> reporter: keeping your door locked at all times is one thing that you can do to protect yourself. what else police say you can do to protect yourself and prevent yourself from being the next victim. coming up at 5:30. jessica, mike? back to you. >> thank you delia live in capital heights, i can't believe people are doing that these days. >> bizarre. washington's top swim coach may be barred from the olympics after one of his former swimmers accused him of molesting her. usa swimming has now initiated an emergency hearing on allegations against rick curl and could suspend his
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membership. the coach allegedly performed oral sex on kelley currin when she was just 13 years old. he's also accused of having intercourse with her by the time she was 14 in an office at school. >> in my 14-year-old mind, 13- year-old mind when it started. i loved him. he could have told me to do anything and i would have done it. because i trusted him. >> she agreed to keep quiet about the molestation more than 20 years ago as part of $150,000 settlement. but said she can no longer remain silent. curl is now taken a leave of absence from the local curlberg swim clubs. will gambling expand in maryland or not? today maryland governor o'malley could announce whether or not there will be a special session to discuss that issue. he's been considering a special session which would discuss allowing table games like blackjack and others and also a new casino site in prince
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george's county. if this happens it goes to the voters and they would need to approve an expansion of gambling. the language must be official by august 20th less than a month away. the time right now is 5:05 and i am watching your money. three problems for wall street today. the first one facebook's first profit report as a public company. the social networking site lost $157 million last quarter while revenue growth slowed but it's what facebook didn't say that really got investors. the company offered no guidance on future earnings. another after the balloter amazon.com profits sinking 96%. online retailer spent more on expanding its operations. and starbucks also warning that this profit quarter -- the profits this quarter and next year will come in below expectations. the coffee chain blames weak consumer spending in europe and higher costs for things like milk and coffee beans.
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this trio of disappointing profit reports could derail what was a good rally yesterday. checking the numbers -- we can thank europe. the european central bank vowing the keep the euro -- to keep the euro intact. capital one will pay $12 million to resolve allegations the bank violated special protections in federal laws if members of the military -- the members of the military. the justice department says capital one wrongfully foreclosured on some homes and improperly repossessed some cars. but it did not stop there. the government says the bank obtained wrongful court judgments against some service members and improperly denied interest rate relief on some credit card and car loans. summer's more than halfway over. ooh. but don't have to go far to get one of the best vacation spots in america. according to "u.s. news & world
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report" the district is third on this year's list based on the monuments and museums. what the magazine calls a sweet restaurant and bar scene. yellow stone and new york city top that list. a vacation though if we just go to the places we go to all the time? >> i go there on the weekends anyway. we had the 100-degree mark yesterday. as we move to the weekend we'll be reeling it in a little bit. howard will have the digits in a few minutes. >> and also a fight outside of a courtroom. what happened inside that led to blows on the sidewalk. >> but first what congress is doing to honor the victims and the heroes in the colorado shooting. we'll be right back.
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it is 5:09 on this friday morning. pretty quiet out there now. couple of sprinkles out at some of the far western suburbs to west virginia trying to get the winchester. other than that we start quiet this morning but warm and it's going to be hot again. just not as hot as yesterday. we did 100. today we hit about 95 early this afternoon with 92 by noon. mix of clouds and sun. and late this afternoon, chance for a couple of thunderstorms especially south and southeast of town. by 6:00 p.m. we're back in the 80s. i'll be back in about five minutes with the full weekend outlook. right now monika samtani has the timesaver traffic. i am lacking at the inbound side of i-66. all lanes are open and all construction cleared up on the west side of town on 495. back with more traffic coming
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up once again in a few minutes. back to you jess. making news at almost 5:10. congress is honoring the victims of the colorado theater shooting. the house and senate passed a resolution recognizing individuals in the theater who selflessly tried to help and protect people in the aurora shooting. 12 people were killed and 58 others were wounded. bullets flying inside a 7/11 in haw thorn, california. two robbers walk into the store and point a gun at the clerk and the customers, a security guard there pulls his gun yells freeze, the suspect points the gun at the security guard. the guard fired but missed and two men took off out of the store. a hearing for a murder case in missouri turned violent outside the courthouse. the guy in the orange white and white shirt going at it there. the fight broke out between the son of the murder suspect and the witness for the prosecution. the witness is in in the orange shirt and heard the suspect
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threaten to kill his estranged wife. the suspect's son confronted the man outside the courthouse. then the firsts started flying. both men were arrested. well, still ahead when it comes to weddings shoes can be a real pain for the bride. >> coming up the latest in wedding fashions that is soothing the feet. you've watching news -- you're watching 9news now. like this one. ♪ or this one. ♪ or, maybe this one. ♪ but when it's this easy to use citibank mobile check deposit at home...why would he? ♪ woooo! [ male announcer ] citibank mobile check deposit. easier banking. every step of the way.
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excuse me. >> dad? >> i -- >> howard's hitting me again. >> don't make me come over there. it's friday. >> that's what my dad would say. >> how's it look, out there howard? dark and early at 5:15. >> bets out there than -- better out there than in here. weather-wise a humid day. a little uncomfortable this morning and it's going to be another hot one although not 100. 95. so we'll -- we'll tone it down. >> that's hot. >> it is hot. you're exactly right. it is hot. let's show you that day planner because we're in the 70s now. and we're going to get up into the kind of like that sigourney weaver character in galaxy quest. low 90s by noon. there's an obscure reference for you mike. by 3:00 93. high about 95 and you'll notice the thunderstorms there by 6:00 p.m. later in the afternoon, mid to late afternoon, early evening, that's when we'll have a few storms passing and some of those could be on the strong to severe side. looks like the best chance of that happening is going to be south and southeast of town. this morning, the showers and
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storms are slivering here across parts of west virginia and southern pennsylvania. you'll notice a lot less of the orange and red here especially in the last hour as the area of heavier rain approaches ole kin into winchester and hagerstown and even frederick have reported a few sprinkles the morning. locally we're in the low 70s in many areas to our east. 72 upper marlboro and even north of us lovettsville. 72. reston is 71. to the south alexandria 75 degrees and as we look outside on the michael & son weather camera, pretty picture for you. we got the capitol dome still quite dark at sunrise not until about six after 6:00 this morning. 78 and humidity high at 79%. kind of sticky stuff and a south wind at 5 miles an hour. so what we're looking at temperature-wise across the country. the heat okay ok right now. but -- oklahoma right now. but we've seen a nice break across the upper midwest here and across areas in the northeast. they've been doing fine along the west coast as well. the heat is going to be in the
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middle of the country but a little further south over the next few days, looks like oklahoma city and dallas will be the core. not kansas city and st. louis. what we're seeing though the reason that's breaking this boundary is actually passed st. louis. so a nice line or not so nice line of showers and storms which has been across the country producing all sorts of issues especial hi to the north yesterday -- especially to the north yesterday. got hit very hard with a storm that just stayed to our north and west. some of them did stray northern maryland last night but not too much damage thankfully. today the severe weather outlook really has two bullseyes. one in the ohio valley and the other south and east of us, the lower eastern shore and northern neck and spotsylvania, you guys are at a more favorable location for strong thunderstorms than we are here in d.c. and north and west. as we get into the afternoon. futurecast quiet through midday. then this afternoon, we start to pop some thunderstorms to
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charlottesville and southern areas again have a better chance of seeing them move across in the afternoon and early evening. we'll quiet down tonight and more showers and storms in the afternoon tomorrow and most of the seven day forecast. so yellow alerts for thunderstorms today and tomorrow. 95 today. mainly 70s tonight with a few upper 60s. 92 tomorrow. with the scattered storms. right now i got to keep a chance of storms in the forecast sunday but isolated storms. best chance of this is going to be east and northeast of d.c.. but we'll still watch it nonetheless with a high sunday around 90. and then next week, we're going to get into the upper 80s monday with thunderstorms. and possible not thunderstorm threat with us through thursday. let's go to monika samtani here at about 5:18. thank you so much howard. good morning everyone. it's 5:00 in the morning and things are looking great all around town. northbound 95 no exception. coming in from dale city to woodbridge all the way up to
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springfield and on to 395 up will be fine all the way up into the 14th street bridge and into the downtown area. let's take a live look outside first, on the northbound side of i-95 here in lorton. as you can see the main and hov lanes are all running smoothly. back to the maps this time to the other side of town. remember all that mess that we had on 270 yesterday? happy hour lasted a long, long time yesterday. with that overturned beer truck northbound 270 near route 109. of course that's cleared up and let's take a live look in rockville. southbound 270 looks great here at montrose road. heading down to the point where the lanes divide. coming up in my next report, another look at area roads. back to you jess and mike. >> makes me want of the pretzels all of a sudden monika. this is one of this things i always wanted to see and never seen it in person yet. a parade of ponies took to the water in virginia yesterday. look at that close to 140 horses took a run through the water for the 87th annual 200- yard swim.
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there they go. how cool. as teague child is where they swim two and from. nearly 40,000 spectators were there on the sidelines to watch the ten minute long run flash swim. some of them were up for auction this morning to raise money for the volunteer fire company. here comes the brides. in her ugg boots. >> what? >> the australian company known for their comfy footwear now has a bridal footwear line. there they are right on the screen. it's called the i do line. brides can choose between a glittery boot, a furry boot, a furry white flip-flops i bet mike this is on preorder if you're interested. >> it is. >> reviews of the boots say they're a comfy alternative to high heels and hopefully the dress is really long -- >> excuse me. >> is it the fur in the boots? the dress is long so maybe you don't see the boots. i don't know. >> well. >> come on people. one day in your life you can get dressed up really.
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come on. 5:20. it's something many of us enjoy. speed cameras. >> we love them. what one councilman is trying to do to lower the fine. >> well done. >> now let's take another look at the question of the day, here it is -- >> okay, our facebook friend matthew says -- >> he's taking the quarters from the fountain? >> maybe it's his knob. jon. i -- job. jon. i hope so. we'll be right back.
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and a good friday morning. looking pretty good out here. we have a few sprinkling coming out of west virginia into areas around winchester and frederick and hagerstown this morning. but look how quickly that stuff is going to fall elater leaving partly cloudy and mostly cloudy skies through 9:00 although temperatures 83 degrees and climbing. by lunchtime, 91 degrees with partly sunny skies. you don't see much going on on the radar yet but by 3:00, now to our south and west especially, we're seeing the showers here. down south of culpeper, this stuff is going to be moving east and areas south of town a better chance of seeing some
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strong storms for the afternoon and early evening hours. good morning everybody. redskins' day one so far so good. you know in years past the team has practiced hard in the morning when it's cooler outside. than they do a simple walk through in the afternoon. that's no longer the case. the schedule has swapped and despite the soring temperature -- soaring temperatures the redskins motored through the two and a half hour practice in front of hundreds of excited fans. of course the spotlight on robert griffin iii. fans clamoring to see him up close. and it's the first day that we got a chance to see him practice with the entire team. now he wasn't as sharp as mini camp as we saw. he did throw a few ducks at receivers but you know after every play he would go over to the offensive coordinator kyle shanahan and get coaching before moving on. all in all a pretty good first day at school. the teammates were impressed. they feel like the offense is in good hands. >> exciting to watch him and excited to play with him.
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he got his hand full. he's got a huge task ahead of him being the leader of the team. but anytime you get a guy like that, who not only is talented, but a also wants to win and who cares about it and has a work ethic. you set yourself up for some good things. >> he's a very composed young guy. you know he's ready. he's -- he definitely the total package. >> nationals looking for their first win in milwaukee in three years. top of the 2nd, adam laroche can you say on fire? first pitch he sees. over the right field wall. puts the nats on the board first and they just kept rolling after that. nats beat milwaukee 8-2 the final. that's a quick look at sports this morning. have a great friday. all right. 5:25. back to school time already? and of course, it's going to cost you some bucks. >> you know it. when we return, i'll tell you how you can save some money this time around. monika? >> well, on the north side of town nice and light through silver spring on the beltway. here we are at university
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boulevard. the left side of your screen is the outer loop heading to bethesda and 270. i'll be back with more traffic coming up in my next report. you're watching 9news now. stay with us. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] virtual wallet can help you be that person who's good with money. see what's free to spend.
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welcome back. the time right now is 5:28. i'm jessica doyle. andrea is going to be back next week and we miss her very, very much. >> she doesn't draw on me like these two. they're getting all sassy because it's friday. what's going on? people. >> i'm in the mood for art. >> good morning, i'm mike hydeck, we're glad you're herement happy friday. felt like a week and a half. we can make it. good morning monika how are you my dear? >> great now. >> jessica great to have you here. how are you? >> i'm happy to be here. >> howard bernstein phillies save me -- please save me. >> come over and do weather with me. we'll just go and -- no, no no, let's show you what's happening outside. we've got -- good looking morning out there. a couple of high clouds in town. we've got some showers well, well north and west of us. 78 now. low 80s by 9:00. low 90s by noon. high today about 95 and at 5:00, low 90s that could be a thunderstorm or two in spots and we have to watch out for that especially south and southeast of d.c..
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those will the areas that -- are the areas that are more under the gun. this morning everything from last night is really falling apart although these showers that came into west virginia a few hours ago are sort of shriveling up. still a couple of sprinkles keeping their act together south of frederick back to winchester, but this is very, very light stuff. temperatures in the low 70s now. frederick at 70. cumberland 73. winchester 75. still upper 70s though on the bay in annapolis. and we've got 75 for the tappahannock airport. monika speaking about better? well, yes. it is. there was an overturned beer truck that's what howard is referring to. and it was on the northbound side of 270 yesterday. since early in the rush hour it was there all day long. not there today. things are looking good coming in on 66 from sterling on the toll road as well. no problems to report in the tysons corner area on the beltway. a live look outside if you're planning to head over on the
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inbound side of i-66, here at leesburg pike this is inside the beltway and you can see barely anyone there and you're good to go. back to the maps this time we're going to show you what it looks like on the beltway and then also over to the other side of town. if you're planning to head over gw parkway side, no problems to report all the way inside the beltway heading into the downtown area. same story on 395, let's take a look there. northbound at duke street. a nice ride up to the 14th street bridge. we'll take another look at traffic coming up in my next report. jess and mike? all right, thanks monika. caught on tape. thieves breaking into car dealerships in alexandria and stealing cash and this has been going on since late february. jack taylor toyota hit three times. honda also a target. police believe that two go in and steal the cash and two others are lookouts. if you recognize the suspects please call alexandria police. women should be cautious when you're stopping at the gas station. that's the warning from the prince george's county police.
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they say a group has been pulling up and stealing purses from womens' cars as they pump gas. 9news now reporter delia goncalves is live in capital heights with more on this crime spree. delia? good morning. >> reporter: good morning jess. something we all have to think about especially you know i always think about this when i head to the gas station. locking my doors and rolling up my windows and those are some tips that police say you should do. especially when you know these people are out here looking for an opportunity. this -- we're on the 1400 block of hampton park boulevard. here in capital heights it's just one of four gas stations in prince george's county where police say women have been the targets of robbery. let's take a look another the video. police caught the suspects' black mercedes suv on surveillance camera around 6:00 in the evening on wednesday at a sheriff road gas station. the suspects circles the pump and when they spot an opportunity, the passenger jumps out and leaps into a
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woman's car, grabbing her purse. from the open car window. >> they're leaving their windows down. they're leaving their vehicles unsecured and that's you know -- they're thinking oh i'm just pumping gas. nothing is going to happen. but in fact, that little bit of time is -- that small window is enough opportunity for our suspects to snatch those purses. >> reporter: and as you can see in that surveillance video that's exactly what he was doing. he was circling around kind of scoping the area out waiting for that one moment and it only takes seconds to leap into someone's car and grab that purse. so police say other than being aware of your surroundings roll up the windows and always lock the doors and most importantly don't keep valuables like your purse in plain sight. back to you. >> thank you delia. i've never thought about that before. a man is recovering this morning after being stabbed
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multiple times at the silver spring post office. all because the suspect thought the victim was jumping ahead in line? this unfolded yesterday. the victim was told by the clerk to step aside to finish up paperwork and then come back to her. apparently another customer in the new hampshire avenue post office thought the man was cutting line. so police say the suspect waited for the man outside and stabs him several times. the postal employees pepper sprayed the suspect and investigators say that may have saved the victim's life. the suspect ran off but was quickly captured. so do you think that speed camera fines in d.c. are too high? well, you'll be happy to know at least one of the council members is fighting to change that. tommy wells is now formed a task force to review the fines. he says the fines have skyrocketed in recent years and many drivers see this as just a money grab. instead of a tool to make roads safer. the time right now just about 5:35. and i am watching your money.
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yes, it is that time again. start planning for your kids back to school. a new survey says participants are fen -- parents are actually going to spend more money than last year and of course we found you ways that you can save. >> you know this is so important. this is a learning experience. get them involved with shopping and budgeting and getting all the backpacks together from last year. and really figuring out what needs to be bought and what doesn't need to be purchased. and then creating is budget around that. >> it's very important to teach your children these financial messages early. tell us a little bit about the results of the survey. parents are planning on spending a little bit more this year right? >> you know it's fascinating actually. 44% of the respondents from the survey said that they believe that their finances are actually improving and because of that, they're going to be spending a little bit more than they have in the past. you know so it's a prerecession
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level. this is really interesting. now, 32% say that they anticipate spending at prerecession levels but they also have a budget which is really great. because last year not so many people had a budget. >> erica one of the ways we're keeping up with the joneses in recent years is with technology. one kid gets an ipad and every kid wants an ipad or iphone. how to manage that? >> oh, this is very interesting. parents have learned most of the parents who -- who did respond on this survey said that they're going to be really focusing on apparel. you know just getting their kids clothes. you know and that's really interesting and they said you know what? we're not going to have all the latest gear. the latest smart phones. you know, we're going to go -- we're going to keep it basic. that's really exciting news is that we've learned from the past that you don't have to have everything. good solid gear, great. but you know this is -- again
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it goes back to the learning opportunity with your kids for back to school shopping. is you know explain what needs to be purchased and what doesn't. >> erica sandberg, thank you for joining us with this great advice. >> thanks. >> have not started yet. >> nor have i. we'll be ordered too soon i'm sure of it. still ahead. a pair of fish can teach you a little something about love. >> mmm. what they're doing that keeps the crowds happy. we're going to have that for you next right here on 9news now.
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welcome back. 5:39 on this friday morning. it's muggy out. not as muggy as yesterday. not as hot but we still have a threat for thunderstorms this afternoon. here's a look another the friday day planner. temperatures this morning start 70s for most of us, 83 by 9:00 and 91 by noon. this afternoon with west wind at about 10 miles an hour or so we will have a few
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thunderstorms around. some of those could be strong especially south and southeast of d.c.. i'll be back in a few minutes and talk about the weekend forecast. right now monika with timesaver traffic. the brake lights on the southbound side of 270 just after this point at route 109 it gets heavy to 121. and then it is still fine through jermantown down to rockville. no problems on the beltway north of town. back with more traffic coming up in a few minutes. mike back to you. all right, thanks monika. how about a lesson in love from a couple of fish? a pair of silver sargos in the santa monica pier aquarium were caught kissing, look at that. you can see they kiss once and go their separate ways and you know what? i need a little more. they come back for another shot at it and the children there were squealing in delight as they watched. as the kiss they were sucking face. there you go. hey jess over to you. hey. we make fish face kisses at my house. i don't know about you guys. we've been combing through the day's daily deals emails and retailer websites to find you
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some deep discounts. here are my favorites forth weekend. movie for two anybody? for $18 you can get two movie tickets, two large popcorns, two large drinks. at cinema arts theater in fairfax. you're saving 51% and getting a lot of food here. the deal is from specialicious. planning a birthday party or brew shall dour? $71 for a cup for love tea party. teas, fresh homemade delicacies, table settings and linens. you're saving 46%. this deal from certificate. and finally brighten your smile for $59 you can get a dental exam. x-rays and cleaning at united dental group. this would normally cost you $257. but you're saving 77%. united dental that has location -- has locations in farragut, d.c. and vienna. this deal is through living social. if you have an offer you've seen or if you're a local merchant with a deal for our viewers, i'd love to hear from you on facebook.
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mike? all right, thanks jess. one man was trying to get a puppy without paying. what he did to get the pooch out of the pet store. >> all right, before we head to eawho is celebrating a birthday today -- >> if today is your birthday. happy birthday.
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5:45. wear time now, it's going to feel like spring today comparatively if you didn't
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like the 100s. 95? >> still better than 100. >> true. >> still kind of sticky out there this morning. and we still have a threat for a few thunderstorms. that really hasn't changed much but yesterday, the concern was north of town. today, the higher probability is for those thunderstorms will be south of washington. southern maryland. fredericks burke spotsylvania and the northern neck of virginia you have to watch it more so than here in d.c. north and west. let's talk about the day planner though because we're starting out relatively quiet. still a couple of sprinkles far north and west with a mix of clouds and sun through the morning and midday hours but look how we climb. 91 by noon. 4:00 94. that's going to be close to the hottest time of the day. forecasting a high of 95 at national. with chance of a thunderstorm or two by 4:00 into the evening hours. although by 8:00. might not see that much leftover. temperatures there back in the 80s. this morning, we're watching a few showers and the heavier rains and thunderstorms -- a few hours ago just three hours ago have really fallen apart across central areas of west virginia moving into eastern and west virginia.
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imington seeing rain now but not nearly as intense. some of the sprinkles to the winchester and even frederick, maryland area. maybe one or two drops on the windshield is all i'm expecting. east of -- southeast ovists mid 70s still at the pax river naval air station. 72 in gaithersburg and 73 cumberland. very toasty in richmond this morning at 83 while here in washington we have 79 and as we look outside on the michael & son weather camera, oh a little donalden station on the window there. -- condensation. this is a beautiful time to have day to look to the eastern sky and enjoy. 79 mostly cloudy at national with the high clouds. winds are calm and the humidity way up there. 78%. so another very muggy sticky morning. showers and storms actually really hit the new york area hard. lower hudson valley parts of eastern pennsylvania. we go back to ohio and kentucky and we see everything really fall apart but later today, when we activate the heating of the day we do have a severe
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weather threat two spots. one to the ohio valley, the other one just to the south and east of the d.c. area. in fact some of the southern suburbs into calvert maybe anne arundel, there's the northern neck all in that yellow area with damaging wind gusts being the primary concern from some of the stronger storms we could see. futurecast breaking it down this way. through midday relatively quiet and partly sunny here. we're looking at the showers and i want you to watch south and west of d.c. as we get into the early afternoon. how the showers and storms start to pop up here and then they move across the area generally south of washington. that doesn't mean we won't see a thunderstorm here or can't see a thunderstorm here in the district but computers are focusing all of the attention really just south and southeast of town. we'll get into the evening hours by midnight still a couple of showers southern pennsylvania and southern new jersey. overnight relatively quiet and then tomorrow with the daytime heating going to pop up the thunderstorms once again. and we'll probably pop a couple of storms on sunday as well.
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especially east of town. yellow alert days today and tomorrow for the storms. 95 today. tonight the mid 70s with the upper 60s in the cooler spots and isolated shore. tomorrow again some storms in the afternoon and 92. sunday isolated thunderstorms. bet every chance east of d.c. and northeast of d.c.. 90 on sunday. and the beach forecast? going there? well we have to tell you about a couple of storms still possible there. hot today mid 90s in ocean city. upper 80s tomorrow mid 80s by sunday. looking at the rest of our seven day forecast, temperatures, next week going to be in the upper 80s to near 90 monday through thursday with again the chance for afternoon storms just about every day. let's go to monika samtani here. it's about 5:50. good friday morning to you. good morning howard. around town you know still i'm going to say it's friday morning light. a bit of volume on the mayor thoroughfares but nothing we can't handle at all. no major incidents to report. on the outer loop of the beltway all the green from
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college park into bethesda. a live look outside what show you whatit looks like on the live looker. here we go. no problems on 270 and just going to slow down closer to route 121 and clarksburg and jermantown absolutely fine. no problems on 355 or the great seneca highway. this time into the downtown area all the potomac and anacostia river crossings are fine coming in from 395. 295 and 66. northbound landmark looking good at duke street no delays yet heading for the 14th street bridge. i'll be back with more traffic coming up once again in a few minutes. back to you mike. thank you monika. here's what's making news this morning. the man known as victim two is suing penn state university. investigators say he is the young man that former graduate student mike mcqueary saw in the shower with jerry sandusky back in 2001. in a statement the man's lawyer says he wants to hold the university accountable for quote egregious and reckless conduct. the victim is not named in the
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statement. have you ever wondered what four tons of marijuana looks like? well, here's your chance to find out. look at your screen right this. the u.s. coast guard pulled over a boat near mexico because of suspicious activity. after a chase the coast guard caught the boat and found all of the pot. the brown bricks right there. the drugs were worth about $8 million and several people arrest. the coast guard says it's confiscated 50 tons of marijuana this year worth about $90 million. apparently one of these guys was really desperate for a pet. flush flush this was in a -- this was in a pet store in long island, new york. two men walk into the store and one distracts the clerk. one distracts -- we love to show you the video when we get it. we will. one distracts the clerk and the other wandered around trying to get ready for the big heist. they zeroed in on a puppy and stuffed it down his pants and tried to get out of the stauffer without et -- store without getting caught. that maid it and now there's --
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made it and now there's a reward for their capture. let's take another look at the question of the day pleasure the-- day -- >> if i lost $5 million myself i'd probably recognize its. terry one of the regulars -- we'll reveal the answer in about an hour. still ahead we're taking a look at what's showing in theaters this weekend. >> monika and our film critic will review a movie about a filthy rich couple that will make some sick to their stomach.
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>> on the inbound side of i-66, no issues to report here. at leesburg pike as you head for the roosevelt bridge. all lanes are open. coming up in my next report, another look at area roads. you are watching 9news now. we'll be right back.
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good friday morning, just a few minutes before 6:00 a.m. and as looking at the futurecast showers are going to diminish rather quickly knot and west of town.
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still partly to mostly cloudy in spots here. upper 70s to low 80s at the 9:00 hour. lunchtime it is going to be a little bit warm and sticky for the outdoor lunch today i think but upper 80s to even 93 in baltimore by lynch. 92 cambridge but mid 80s in the shenandoah valley. this afternoon south of town look you a the thunderstorms start to pop -- how the thunderstorms start to pop at 3:00. some of the storms could be strong to severe andwell be watching it for you. monika? howard this weekend is about films that are a little bizarre and some that energize. "step up revolution" is the fourth film of this franchise. a young girl goes to miami and hoping to become a dancer. there's plenty of dance action in the movie. a little drama and of course boy meets girl and boy falls in love with girl. also playing now is "ruby sparks" a novelist has writers' block and he's looking for love. so what does he do? he creates a woman he thinks will love him then wills her into existence. this movie is from the
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producers of "little miss sunshine." this morning our pop culture expert is back with us. let's talk a little bit more about "ruby sparks" and i was skeptical at fist. i thought this seemed so farfetched but it's one that you lightning. >> it's a fun row may noting comedy that works. -- romantic comedy that works. paul zano is her leading man in real life and the movie and she also wrote the script. it's smart and it flows. it has good pacing and really entertaining. >> it's fun and fantasy. >> it's a fun fantasy with a good strong cart for a woman. >> the fact they know each over so well off -- other so well off screen maybe helps. >> always. let's move on to the documentary that has a lot of people talking about the lifestyles of this once filthy rich family. it's called "queen of sere sigh." it's rated g. except for the vulgar lifestyle of this couple. >> true that.
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i mean lauren greenfield is the darling of sun dance. this movie opened with the screen opening and she won the award for best director, this movie is a great movie in itself. >> tell me about the fact that you met here. i mean what timing for this director, just doing a lifestyles of the rich and famous movie be yet it took a twist in 2008. >> big time. this is the story of david and jackie. he is the orlando based self- made billionaire and basically they met. lauren greenfield met jackie when she was shooting donatella versace, she was invited to this party at milan and jackie and lauren liked each other. >> they hit it off. >> she invited her to come photograph her because at the time they were building the largest house in america. >> in 90,000 square feet or something crazy like that right. >> i mean -- 26,000 square feet. >> they thought was too small for them. >> i mean it's a vulgar crazy over the top life tile. >> it's a story of the 1%.
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i mean, the heart -- the higher you rise, the lower you fall. >> but they're likable. they're likable couple. >> i don't know about him. she's extremely likable because she's so appealing for such a rich person. so open and candid about what she would be on camera. that makes the documentary and the time of it. it's fascinating everybody should see it. >> i think it's great. it's reality and it's comedy and it's tragedy all rolled into one. thank you so much denise phenates for being with -- fuentes for being with us today. thank you guys. monika thousands of people in maryland are still without power after last night's storm. this is what it looked like in frederick county last night. bge has most of the outages that's about 1600. and the biggest number of those is in howard county this morning. it didn't do much to cool things down for us. howard is here. >> but this threat today a more south of town as opposed to north where they go

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